|The Spanish Tragedy for a Modern Audience - Ernest Ruckle|
A shortened version of Thomas Kyd's 1587 drama The Spanish Tragedy. This new version retains the blank verse, major plot line, and Elizabethan atmosphere, but makes the play easily understandable to modern audiences and readers. From the Introduction: The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd was the first of the great Elizabethan revenge tragedies and was a major influence on Shakespeare when he wrote Hamlet fifteen years later...
Keywords: Spanish Tragedy; Kyd; Thomas Kyd; drama; Elizabethan drama; revenge tragedy
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